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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I’m moving to another state other parent knows but doesn’t want to meet half way. What are my options? Do I hire a

Lawyer to mandate that half way point? The half way point would be a 2 hour drive for both parties...

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 29, 2020

Do you have a parenting plan that is in place? Is there a court order in place that mandates how custody and visitation is to be handled? That’s the first place to start. Depending on your situation you may need to seek a modification. You should consult with an attorney who can help you with the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Need help get fu custody of my niece what steps do I need to take

My sister has a child protective cases which they need to come get the baby

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 29, 2020

You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case and present you with the options. There are a variety of factors that come into play on something like this and you need an attorney for guidance.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: mother has not been child's life since 2015. lives in another state who has legal custody? still legally married to her.

our child has mental conditions and i have been making all the decisions. now she wants to start making decsions after almost 6 years. she wont divorce unless i do under her terms. she has our daughter and i have our son. she wants to make decisions but still has no contact with him. he is 16

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Oct 29, 2020

If you and the mom are still married, you both have the same custodial rights to the children of the marriage.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I've been paying child support for 18 years and have back pay in North Carolina and I stay in Georgia. A home dna test

by my mother and come to find out the kids are not mine. So how can I handle this to get rid of my back child support and or if I can get some money back

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Oct 28, 2020

If there was an Order establishing paternity, you will not be able to get the child support you have paid, or owe back. Did you do a DNA test at the time child support was originally put in place?

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Will, I revived child support for both girls, and am I entitled to alimony? I've been a stay at mom for 5 years

I am wanting to file for divorce from my husband of almost 8 years. I have been a stay at home mom for most of those ye

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Oct 28, 2020

If you have custody of the children you should receive child support. It is likely that you will get some alimony for a period of time if you don't earn an income. Call us to help you get things in order.

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Q: My mom tried to send me away so I left home. Im 17. Can the people I moved in with get into legal trouble?

My friend's mom didnt want to see me on the streets so she let me stay there. Can she get into trouble for this? Mom made my job let me go so I cant emancipate myself. I left home cause I'm was tired of the verbal abuse and pettiness.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 27, 2020

Duplicate question. At this point you are not a legal adult, so you have to live where your mother says you have to live. She can report you as a runaway at this point. Once you turn 18 you can live where you would like to.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My mom tried to send me away so I left home. Im 17. Can the people I moved in with get into legal trouble?

My friend's mom didnt want to see me on the streets so she let me stay there. Can she get into trouble for this? Mom made my job let me go so I cant emancipate myself. I left home cause I'm was tired of the verbal abuse and pettiness.

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Oct 26, 2020

Until you reach the age of 18 or emancipate, your mom can dictate where you live.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Family Law and Military Law for Georgia on
Q: Good afternoon i have an issue with my spouse (married in the army) we have not lived together for a while now &

I know she used me to get her green card expedited and once she got she fled the state of Texas So with me not being knowledgeable as i am now about the time limit in her being in Georgia passed six months, i was too late in doing something to keep her here since a child was conceived through our... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Oct 24, 2020

Whether you are eligible for an annulment based on fraud is extremely fact specific based on your individual circumstances and the proof that you have to evidence her intentions in entering the marriage. Likewise, the cost of your divorce will depend on your individual circumstance and the... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My ex wife owes me 22000 in support for our 2 kids, now she wants to fight for custody because she can't pay, can she
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 24, 2020

Yes, she can file for custody. The money will still be owed. You should immediately file a contempt action for the money that is owed.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Hypothetically if someone were to go with someone willingly but without non legal gaurdian consent is it still a charge?

For instance being abused running away from a drug filled home etc.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 23, 2020

Until a child is 18 they have to live where their parent/guardian says, unless they are able to become legally emancipated. If there are problems in the home then Child Protective Services should be notified. If the person goes with someone who is not a legal guardian and without permission, then... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Juvenile Law and Military Law for Georgia on
Q: I am 17 years old enlisted into the active army and will graduate in dec 2020 can i leave my moms home?

My DFCS case has been closed after almost 2.5 years. I enlisted in the army July 9th 9 days after my 17th birthday June 30, i am trying to leave home right when i grader Dec 18th 2020 legally and without any consequences due to my army contract !!

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 23, 2020

You are are minor until age 18.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: If I’m moving further away from my daughter 2.5 hrs away do I get a modification to just change the location we meet?

We meet half way. So if I move would I just modify the pick up and drop off location or would I have to modify everything in the order including the child support? How does that work?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 23, 2020

You must notify the other parent in writing at least 30 days in advance of a move. You may have to modify the order to accommodate the move.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My daughter and her mom have been fighting and alot my daughter wants to live with me. What are her options

My ex is also wanting to move 2 hours away due to some bad choices she made and start over but 2 of my 3 kids are not wanting to go

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 18, 2020

You need to contact an attorney about filing a custody modification.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: As a grandparent I have permanent guardianship over my 2 young grandchildren ages 6 and 8.

Can their father who has not legitimized either child take us back to court to modify the guardianship order because he misses his kids and demands we let him take them for overnight stays 4 hours away? Mind you he is a drug user and states he has been “sober” for 10 months of which we cannot... Read more »

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Oct 18, 2020

You are within your rights to deny visitation that is not court ordered. He may take you back to court to try to get an order giving him visitation. I would advise that you contact us to schedule a consult so you can be prepared if this does happen.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Family financial issue - husband and wife sold their house. husband keeps money not let wife access half of it?

The husband and wife sold their house recently. The husband keeps all money in one bank account, not let the wife access the account. The wife asked to have half of it but refused. What is the right way to handle it.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 17, 2020

If the wife wants some of the money, she has to file for divorce or separation.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: In a marriage, if the wife has a money gift from her parents, does his husband has the right to claim for it?

Their marriage is lasting 21 years. The husband is the bread earner of the family. The wife works part-time and a stay home mom for three boys. They have a joint account to put husband earning in and withdraw for family spending. The husband always proud and claimed he eared every penny for... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 17, 2020

A gift given to the wife and kept separate from joint accounts is not marital property and cannot be claimed by the Husband.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: In a marriage, if the wife has a money gift from her parents, does his husband has the right to claim for it?

Their marriage is lasting 21 years. The husband is the bread earner of the family. The wife works part-time and a stay home mom for three boys. They have a joint account to put husband earning in and withdraw for family spending. The husband always proud and claimed he eared every penny for... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 19, 2020

If she has kept the gift separate it won’t be considered marital assets. That doesn’t, however, mean that he won’t try to do something like stop putting his earnings in their joint account. This kind of comes down to how much you want this monetary gift to impact your marriage. While you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Elder Law for Georgia on
Q: Hello I'm trying to find out what steps to take for a family member who needs someone to help with decisions for them
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 14, 2020

Are you wanting to arrange for a power of attorney for the family member? You can work with an attorney to have that established. This depends on the type of power and decisions you are wanting to give the person the power to make.

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Where do I file a motion asking for a GAL to be appointed into a custody case?
V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Oct 13, 2020

You would file it in the case that is pending. If there is no case pending, you need to contact an attorney to assist you with getting the relevant legal advice to move forward. You can call us to schedule an appointment for a consultation. We are happy to help.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My ex husband’s parenting time is this weekend and he is declining to have the kids. Is he required to pay for that?

He should have the kids for this weekend. He only has them per our parenting plan two weekends per month. He said he cannot have them this weekend. Does he have to pay me additional child support for these two days that he is refusing? If so, how do I enforce that?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 8, 2020

No, he doesn't have to pay you extra.

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